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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

NO MATTER HOW THICK OR THIN YOU SLICE IT, IT'S STILL BALONEY

Where learned: UNKNOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): FALSEHOOD ; SLANG ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

HE THAT BLAMES HIMSELF PRAISES HIMSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FALSE HUMILITY ?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-02-1968

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DO YOU WALK TO WORK OR BRING YOUR LUNCH?

Submitter comment: YOU SAY THIS WHEN SOMEONE SAYS SOMETHING THAT MAKES NO SENSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): FALSE DISFUNCTION ; NON-SEQUITUR

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: CA00001975

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LEGEND

THERE IS A STORY THAT ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO WHEN IN THE EARLY
1800'S THE CEMETERY WAS FIRST BEGINNING TO BE FIXED, SOMEHOW ONE
OF THE MEN WORKING ON THIS AREA GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH HIS BOSS AND
IN HIS ANGER HE SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD HE WASN'T GOING TO BE BURIED
IN THAT PLACE.
A FEW MONTHS LATER THIS SAME MAN WAS WORKING ON A HOUSE THAT FELL
ON HIM. HE WAS THE FIRST TO BE BURIED AT THE CEMETERY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FALSE ASSUMPTION. ASSUMPTION PROVES FALSE. ; IRONY ; PROPHECY REVERSED. WISH REVERSED. OPPOSITE COMES TRUE. ; TEMPTING FATE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK JINGLE

I LOVE, I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU I DO;
BUT DON'T GET EXCITED
I LOVE MONKEY'S T6O)

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): FALSE LOVE ; HUMOROUS INSULT ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 10-27-1968

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Numerology

If you are not sure of a true or false answer on a test, take the number of the question, divide it by 2 (drop the fraction if there is one), and add 7 to that number. If the final answer is even, then the answer to the question is true, and if odd, the answer is false.

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Motif submitted by TRD.

Where learned: APARTMENT

Keyword(s): Cheat ; MATHEMATICS ; NUMEROLOGY ; TEST ; True or False

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMEROLOGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of Object

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Proverb

A false friend and a shadow stay only while the sun shines

Submitter comment:

Origin: Unknown

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Fake ; False ; Friend ; Good ; METAPHOR ; Shadow ; Sun ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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